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Performance and Pedagogy - Doctorate

Availability: Hattiesburg Options*

When you think music, think Southern Miss

Southern Miss School of Music is recognized for its eminence in musical artistry, education and community service. With the DMA in Performance or Conducting, and the PhD in Music Education, the School has granted a higher percentage of music doctorates to African-American students than any other institution of higher learning in the country.

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2Doctoral degrees along with Conducting
2Emphasis Areas for Piano
2Emphasis Areas for the DMA

What Will I Learn?

The School of Music’s two DMAs, Performance and Pedagogy and Conducting, intend to offer an intensive curriculum to develop 21st century musicians, scholars, and teachers by building on foundations and emphasizing pedagogy along with advanced performance or conducting skills.

Southern Miss Wind Ensemble Selected to Perform at National Conference

The USM Wind Ensemble and its conductor Dr. Catherine Rand will be performing at the College Band Directors National Conference in the Temp Center for the Arts, Tempe, Arizona. Through a rigorous audition process, the USM Wind Ensemble was one of only 10 college ensembles to be chosen to perform at this national conference. It is a prestigious opportunity for the USM School of Music and University Bands.

Availability

Degree Plan Availability
Performance (Bassoon) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Clarinet) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Collaborative Piano) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Composition) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Conducting) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Euphonium) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Flute) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Guitar) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Harpsichord) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Horn) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Oboe) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Percussion) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Piano) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Saxophone) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (String Bass) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Trombone) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Trumpet) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Tuba) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Viola) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Violin) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Violoncello) DMAHattiesburg
Performance (Voice) DMAHattiesburg
  • Higher Education Professorships
  • Music History: Historians, Curators, Researchers.
  • Conducting: Choral, Instrumental, Wind
  • Voice: academic, clinical, performance
  • Dr. James Gruetzner, 2018 
    DMA) Clarinet Performance, Assistant Professor of Music, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Dr. Lori Birrer, 2017
     (DMA) Voice Performance, Assistant Professor of Music, University of Mobile.
  • Dr. Mary Chung, 2011
     (DMA) Piano Performance, Assistant Professor of Music, Coordinator of Keyboard Area, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas
  • Dr. Lori Birrer, 2017 
     (DMA) Voice Performance, Assistant Professor of Music, University of Mobile.